Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit
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If you are teaching grades 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8, you will love this resource. How does online learning work with this product? Want to see lesson samples? Preview This Book
- Students take a cold timing on one of 43 expository articles.
- Students practice repeated readings of the level (A, B, or C) which you assign, based upon the free fluency assessment.
- Students take a hot timing.
- Students complete the comprehension questions on the same article.
- Students share their timing sheets and comprehension worksheet answers with you. Easy and effective distance learning!
Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit provides 43 expository animal fluency articles and 43 corresponding animal comprehension worksheets, along with CORRESPONDING YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH ALL 43 FLUENCIES RECORDED AT 3 DIFFERENT READING SPEEDS--129 IN ALL. PERFECT FOR MODELED READINGS.
Each fluency article is marked with words per line to help students monitor their own fluency progress. At last! Quality fluency practice in the expository (not narrative) genre. Yes, fluency charts are provided.
Each of the 43 articles is composed in a leveled format--the first two paragraphs are at third grade reading level, the next two are at the fifth grade reading level, and the last two are at the seventh grade reading level. Slower readers get practice on controlled vocabulary and are pushed to read at the higher reading levels, once the contextual content has been established. Faster readers are challenged by the increasingly difficult multi-syllabic vocabulary. This format is perfect for differentiated fluency instruction.
This toolkit also has 43 corresponding animal comprehension worksheets with content-specific comprehension questions listed in the margins next to the relevant text. These low-higher order thinking questions ask readers to summarize, connect, re-think, interpret, and predict (the SCRIP comprehension strategy) to promote reader dialog with the text. Students practice self-monitoring their own reading comprehension as they read. This "talking to the text" transfers to better independent reading comprehension and retention. Answers provided, of course.
The animal fluency and comprehension articles each describe the physical characteristics of the animal, paragraphs detailing each animal's habitat, what the animal eats, the animal's family, interesting facts, and the status of the species (endangered or not). The writing is engaging and students will enjoy learning about both common and uncommon animals.
Also included is an individual fluency assessment to help you place students in level A, B, or C modeled readings. Parents can assess fluency at home and share results or you can place based upon your knowledge of student reading ability.
Instructional materials in the Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit have been selected from the comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies program, which includes the contents of Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit as well as the direct instructional components to teach a half-year intensive or full-year reading intervention program.
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